Dear British MPs

Tomorrow you will make a vote that most likely doesn’t immediately affect the majority of you personally.  I want to talk to you about those of us it does affect.  And what it means in the grander scheme of things. Currently I can (providing we get the visa sorted for her to come over) enterContinue reading “Dear British MPs”

Feminism and what it’s not about – a letter to Julie Burchill

Dear Julie Burchill, I’d like to take this moment to explain something to you that I don’t think you quite understand.  Feminism.  Feminism is not about belittling other people.  It is not about humiliating and mudslinging other groups.  It is not about taking out your feelings on people just so you can feel better aboutContinue reading “Feminism and what it’s not about – a letter to Julie Burchill”

The beauty of the LGBTQ community

Thanks to Facebook I found an amazing blog today that I just had to share with the rest of you.  The blog is written by a lady known as C.J.’s Mom and tells the tale of raising a gender nonconforming child.  I have never seen either C.J.’s Mom’s face or that of her son, butContinue reading “The beauty of the LGBTQ community”

A huge ‘Thank you’ to Lana Parrilla from this Evil Regal

After yesterday’s post about the harsh realities for some of us who choose to come out, today is filled with a ray of sunshine. Sitting waiting for my hospital appointment this morning, a tweet arrived on my phone.  I open it up and there’s an image linked.  Open the image and this is what I see:Continue reading “A huge ‘Thank you’ to Lana Parrilla from this Evil Regal”

Sometimes I despair at the world

In the past few days I have grown weary of humanity.  I have lost most of my faith in it and I’m finding it hard to find a reason why I should have faith in it.  Since Monday, there are things that have reached my ears that have made me want to turn off myContinue reading “Sometimes I despair at the world”

There is nothing shameful in being queer

As members of the LGBTQ community we are who we are and there isn’t a lot we can do about our sexuality or gender.  We can’t help that we were born this way and we certainly shouldn’t be expected to either.  Sadly in today’s society, it seems like we are.  The pressure we are putContinue reading “There is nothing shameful in being queer”